Euro 2012: UEFA open disciplinary proceedings against Russia
Lviv (Ukraine): UEFA on Saturday night confirmed they have begun disciplinary proceedings against the Football Union of Russia after multiple disturbances in their opening Euro 2012 fixture against Czech Republic.
Russia’s comprehensive 4-1 victory was marred by allegations of racism and violence both during and after the game in Wroclaw.
During the game there were reports from Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) that Czech defender Theodor Gebre Selassie was subject to racist chanting, and there were also reports fireworks being thrown and offensive banners being displayed in the crowd.
FARE chief executive Piara Powar told Press Association Sport: "Our observer reported descriptions of that nature. It was directed at the Czech Republic`s only black player."
And following the game images were released showing Russian fans attacking stewards in a walkway at the stadium, something that UEFA also confirmed would be investigated.
UEFA’s Control and Disciplinary Body will review the case on Wednesday 13 June.